Black Sandy State Park

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Black Sandy State Park

Montana

(406) 495-3270

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Overview

Black Sandy has been a favorite recreation destination for years. It is located about 15 miles northeast of Helena and provides year-round fishing opportunities on Hauser Lake. One of the few public parks on the shores of Hauser Lake, this popular campground provides access for boating, waterskiing, kokanee salmon and trout fishing, and other water activities. Interpretive displays describe the history of this area. Prior to 1980, Black Sandy was operated by the Montana Power Company (MPC) as a recreational area. In 1980, MPC gave management of the site to Fish, Wildlife & Parks; and in 1982, it was designated as a state recreation area. Ultimately, MPC donated the land to FWP which has since added improvements such as a new boat ramp, courtesy docks, overnight campsites, restrooms with running water, a hiking trail, and interpretive information. The park is also located along the route taken by Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery in 1805.

Map of Black Sandy (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.749000, -111.888000

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Activities

  • Boating

    A dock, double wide ramps, and trailer parkers make this an ideal entry point to explore by boat. Motorized boats are permitted.

  • Bicycling

    Explore the scenic area around the lake by bike.

  • Camping

    Tent and RV sites are provided at the campground, as is running water, flush toilets, RV hookups and a dump station.

  • Fishing

    Kokanee salmon and trout fishing are popular activities in this park.

  • Hiking

    A one-mile interpretive hiking and nature trail provides an opportunity to explore the area by foot.

  • Historic Sites

    A one-mile interpretive hiking and nature trail provides an opportunity to explore the area by foot.

  • Picnicking

    A picnic site with a table and fire ring is a great place to stop for lunch and enjoy the scenery.

  • RVing

    Electrical hookups are now available at campsites, as is a dump site and running water.

  • Water Sports

    This popular campground provides access for boating, waterskiing, kokanee salmon and trout fishing, and other water activities.

Directions

Driving

7 miles north of Helena on I-15, then 4 miles east on Secondary 453, then 3 miles north on county road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 495-3270

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